Turn your Sony SmartWatch 2 or SmartBand into a game controller with “Aces of the Luftwaffe”

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Now that Android Wear is all the rage in the wearables game, Sony’s got to do something to catch up — or simply come out with their own Android Wear device.

At least for now, it seems that Sony will be doing the former, trying to pick up a bit of a draw for its SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand.

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Jumping Ship: Google Glass lead creator ditching for Amazon

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We’ve seen some pretty wild ideas come out of Google X Labs in the past few years — Google Glass for one, Google Contact Lenses, driverless cars and Project Loon are just a few.

But now it seems that the man responsible for all that, Babak Parviz, (now-former) Google X director, will be leaving the company to work on new projects with Amazon.

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Samsung suspends business with factory in question in midst of child labor allegations

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The Shinyang Electronics factory in China, which manufactures parts for Samsung, had been accused of breaking child labor laws by China Labor Watch.

Samsung swiftly investigated the situation and has released a statement that it will be suspending business with the factory in the midst of the allegations.

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NVIDIA is working on a new gaming console

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We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.

This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and  is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.

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Samsung’s premium metal phone could be the Galaxy Alpha

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Which is it? Is the Galaxy S 5 Prime, the Galaxy F, or the Galaxy Alpha? These are the rumored names for Samsung’s expected premium smartphone.  When rumors started earlier in the year, it was believed to be the Galaxy S 5 Prime, but then the Galaxy F name picked up steam over the last month. Now today, Korean media is buzzing about a Galaxy Alpha, which happens to also have a metal build.

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Verizon’s LG G Vista will release on July 18th

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Verizon’s mysterious budget LG device, the G Vista, is slated to go on sale this upcoming Friday, July 18th. There’s still no solid word on pricing, but since it’s clearly modeled after the G3 with lesser specs, and Verizon is selling the G3 for $99 on-contract, there’s no way this device can cost too much.

As a reminder, we’re expecting the G Vista to launch with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and 8 GB of internal storage. It’s pretty likely we’ll see a lot of the G3′s great software features make its way onto the device, too.

source: evleaks

Low-end processor support indicates that Chromebooks can get even cheaper

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Thought $199 was cheap for a Chromebook? Or how about $179 for a Chromebox? Get ready, because the race to the bottom for a Chrome OS device has not even started. Found within the code for the backbone of Chrome OS is support for a low-end processor with the source being MediaTek. Low-end means that the prices would drop; however, do know that performance would also drop. Currently, there are Chromebooks out there that experience problems with multiple tabs being opened at once. That is why Intel stepped forward to support the operating system with quality processors at decent price points. That company has backed Chromebooks with its Bay Trail, Celeron, and Haswell processors.

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Sony Xperia Z3 gets photographed next to Galaxy Note, slew of images follow

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The upcoming Xperia Z3 was recently caught in the wild and images appeared online. The same thing has occurred yet again. There are two sets of images. The first is like the last one with solo shots showing various angles. With the other, though, the photographer has decided to compare the alleged future Sony flagship with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

It does seem that Sony is making a design change with this handset, responding to complaints and requests that consumers and critics had. Past Sony flagships have been flat and literally sharp around the edges without much of any curves. These images, however, prove that the company has taken to accept curves make everything easier for the user. Other noticeable design changes include the placement of the speaker, ports, and magnetic connectors. A change that has not been made is with the camera. The Xperia Z2′s 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor is hear yet again.

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MyRadar Weather Radar provides Google Glass with a live forecast

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A little worried about what is to come in terms of weather when out and about? MyRadar Weather Radar for Google Glass can help with that. The new Glassware gives users an easy way to see a live forecast without having to take out a physical device and moving through an app. Specifically, it uses a user’s current location rather than having to pick and choose one. So if rain is coming, you can make sure to get some cover in order to protect the very expensive wearable.

To activate the Glassware, you just have to ask it to “Show the weather” and the radar is brought up. Immediately after, the live forecast is displayed. It is animated and shows just how dense the coming storm will be. The MyRadar Weather Radar Glassware is free, but it does not yet work nicely with the mobile app.

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